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Through Centura Health’s 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician clinics, Flight for Life® Colorado, home care and hospice services, we offer a diverse range of work settings in a Colorado or Kansas community you will love to call home.
Enjoy amazing people, competitive pay, some of the best benefits in the industry and plenty of opportunity for professional growth and development.
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The Physical Therapist is responsible for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. Responsible for the direct or indirect provision of individualized care based on the assessed age and developmental needs. Responsible for transitioning patients to Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs) and supervision according to policy.
Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy
Preferred: Masters in Physical Therapy; membership in APTA.
Minimum Experience Requirements
1 year experience.
Home Care or Long Term Care experience preferred.
Current Colorado Physical Therapy (PT)license
Current Colorado drivers license
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) required
Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association required for facilities with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) preferred for facilities without an AED.
Position Duties (Essential Functions)
Patient & Family Centered Care
Assess patient's physical, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual needs through observation, interview, review of medical records & clinical data.
Evaluates patient's response and intervenes to ensure optimal patient outcome.
Develop and implement patient plan of care and observe outcomes in accordance with therapy standards and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
Demonstrate competency in a variety of therapeutic/ diagnostic interventions. Promote, advocate and collaborate to protect the health and safety and rights of each patient.
Effectively uses time, personnel, equipment and supplies to provide high quality, cost effective patient care.
Professional role model for all staff demonstrating ethical/legal/professional processes.
Manages resources and patient flow through matching clinical competencies with individualized patient's and unit needs.
Uses standards of care, entity policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide practice.
Verbalizes an understanding of the value of measurement and the importance of continuous quality improvement data.
Use quality measures to improve performance and accountability for patient outcomes, patient experiences and safe delivery of care.
Participate in unit-based Quality improvement, evidence-based practice and research activities.
Use current healthcare research findings and other evidence to expand clinical knowledge, enhance role performance, and increase knowledge of professional issues.
Adapts to rapidly changing technology as evidenced by competency in technology and equipment used in the patient care setting.
Thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.
Document ongoing status, interventions, patient response and outcomes in accurate, timely manner.
Use information technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
Seeks out learning opportunities and continuing education.
Seeks experiences that reflect current practice in order to maintain skills and competence in clinical practice or role performance.
Maintains professional records that provide evidence of competency and life-long learning.
Evaluates one's own integrity and clinical practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
Takes action to achieve goals identified during the evaluation process.
Demonstrates a commitment to the organization through ongoing participation at entity and unit based meetings.
Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs constantly.
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
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About Centura Health
Find your ideal career at Centura Health! With 16 hospitals, physician clinics, hospice services, home care and senior living communities, Centura Health's vast network of care spans Colorado and Western Kansas so you can experience a balanced lifestyle and enjoy a fulfilling career anywhere you want to work, live and play in Colorado. From the fast pace of a Denver-area Level 1 Trauma Center to a smaller rural or mountain hospital – we proudly offer a more diverse range of work settings and locations than any other health care employer in the state. Centura is an equal opportunity employer.